Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

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How long does Flow Screed take to cure?

Through the utilization of direct pumping, the application of screed requires reduced physical labor for your project, resulting in a cost-effective service that is also time-efficient.

Once the screed is pumped in, it will begin to set, enabling the subsequent phases of your project to commence promptly. In some cases, foot traffic may be permitted within 24 hours, and partition walls can be placed after a five-day period.

Can Flow Screed be used with underfloor heating?
Flow screeding is well-suited for underfloor heating installations due to its exceptional thermal conductivity and retention properties. The use of liquid screeding enables even distribution of heat throughout the floor, which can result in significant energy savings.

That’s why homeowners in Crawley, Brighton, Worthing, Ashford, Maidstone, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, and Tunbridge Wells frequently engage the services of a reputable screeding company like ours, recognizing the long-term benefits it offers.

Can Flow Screed cause any damage?

By minimizing the time spent on-site, the risk of physical damage is significantly reduced. This eliminates concerns about accidental damage to pipes or other components of your home.

You can have peace of mind knowing that liquid screeding provides long-term protection by effectively covering the underfloor heating pipes.

Are there any issues with durability or getting a level floor?

Employing innovative techniques, our screeding company guarantees a perfectly level floor during flow screeding. Our screeds possess excellent durability, withstanding daily foot traffic and effectively smoothing out any unevenness on the surface. They are also designed to resist cracks when provided with proper ventilation.

Additionally, it’s important to highlight that liquid screeding is an environmentally friendly option as it utilizes recycled materials. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners in Crawley, Brighton, Worthing, and the neighboring regions who wish to contribute to the well-being of the environment.

How long does Flow Screed take to dry?

It is recommended to wait for a period of 24-48 hours before walking over your newly screeded floor.

For any load-bearing installations, such as partition walls, kitchen units, and the like, it is essential to allow a minimum of 5 days before fitting them in place. This waiting period ensures the proper curing and strength development of the screed, ensuring long-lasting and durable results.

How do I avoid the screed cracking?

It is important to keep the windows and door glass covered during the drying process. Direct sunlight passing through the glass can lead to solar heat gain, which may result in rapid drying of the floor. This rapid drying can potentially cause cracks and affect the final appearance of the floor.

After a minimum of 4 days, dehumidifiers can be utilized to expedite the drying process, but it is crucial not to use them before this time frame. Proper timing and precautionary measures will help ensure a satisfactory and flawless finish for your floor.

When can I lay flooring or a new kitchen or furniture

It is crucial to ensure that the screed is completely dry before covering it with any floor materials. We strongly recommend conducting moisture tests on the floor before proceeding with the installation of any floor covering, even when adhering to the recommended waiting period.

It is imperative to wait for a minimum of 5 days before installing any load-bearing elements such as partition walls or kitchen units onto the screeded floor. GoFlow will not be held responsible for flooring failures resulting from moisture-related issues.

When can I start using the underfloor heating?

To ensure the optimal outcome of the flow screed preparation process, it is essential to follow these guidelines when utilizing the underfloor heating for the first time or using it to aid in drying times:

  1. Allow a minimum of 7 days for the screed to fully set before using the underfloor heating.

  2. Set your boiler output temperature to 30 degrees initially. This precaution prevents thermal shock to the screed. You can then adjust the demand through your underfloor heating system accordingly.

  3. After 4 days, you may increase the boiler temperature by 1 degree each day gradually.

  4. When the screed is dry, avoid abruptly turning off the underfloor heating. Instead, gradually decrease the boiler temperature output over a span of several days.

By adhering to these instructions, you enhance the effectiveness of the flow screed preparation process, ensuring optimal results for your project.

What is flowing concrete?

Flowing concrete (FC) is a highly fluid material consisting of specially selected sands, cements and additives. This formulation allows FC to level naturally and self-compact.

Is flowing concrete strong?

When GoFlow lays self-compacting concrete, you can expect a durable and reliable concrete surface with a flawless finish. Self-compacting concrete is a widely recognized and established solution in the industry. In fact, it has been successfully employed in numerous advanced and prestigious construction projects worldwide.

How is flowing concrete different to conventional concrete?

Flowing concrete (FC) functions similarly to traditional concrete and performs effectively in various environments. During onsite application, we employ either direct pumping of flowing concrete into the designated area or utilize a straight tip method. Thanks to its semi-liquid consistency, the concrete effortlessly flows and spreads across the room, resulting in a visually appealing floor with a finish comparable to an SR2 rating.

What are the advantages of flowing concrete?

The properties of flowing concrete allow us to install it with less pour points, formwork, plant hire and all-round manpower. By eliminating the need for vibration during application, we also significantly reduce noise pollution, which improves onsite working conditions. This rapid, efficient pouring process saves considerable time and money when compared with traditional concrete and screeding.

Do you test your heating installations?

At GoFlow, we take pride in our meticulous installation process. Our experts carefully connect and secure the pipes to prevent any floating during the screed pouring. Rigorous pressure testing is conducted, ensuring the pipes are properly insulated. We evenly cover the entire floor and fill the tubes before applying the screed, ensuring their stability under the weight.

Do you provide warranty on your underfloor heating installations?

We provide underfloor heating installations backed by manufacturer warranties. We also offer a 5-year workmanship guarantee, giving you complete peace of mind in your thermally efficient home.

What are the benefits of underfloor heating?
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Enhanced thermal control
  • Elimination of cold spots
  • Cleaner and more breathable atmosphere
  • Reduced strain on your boiler
  • Unleash your interior design creativity
Will the floor be level?

Employing innovative methodologies, our screeding company guarantees a consistently level floor during flow screeding. Our screeds exhibit robustness to withstand daily foot traffic, effectively smoothing out uneven surfaces and resisting crack formation even with minimal ventilation. Additionally, it is noteworthy that liquid screeding is an environmentally conscious option as it incorporates recycled materials. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners in Crawley, Brighton, Worthing, and neighboring areas who wish to contribute to the preservation of the environment.